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>>> the incoming data supports the economy can sustain a reasonable cruising speed. we'll ease the speed to gradually to pace purchases, however any movement made by considering the brakes by raising short term rates are far in the future. >> the tail of the taper, the federal reserve chairman lays out a road map for scaling back on stimulus. bond yields jump and we'll see what it mens for your investments. >>> treating obesity, 1/3rd of american adults and 17% of children are considered to have a disease and could have implications for doctors, patients, insurers and health care. >>> congress questions the effectiveness of a safety mandate and skrud news the mandate. that and more tonight on nightly business report for wednesday, june 19th. >>> ben bernanke has spoken and now investors all around the world have a much better idea of when the federal reserve will start cutting back on the massive stimulus program. the fed chairman said that process could begin later this year and the bond purchases could end completely by the middle of 2014 but only if unemployment and housing
? or is this a chance to take advantage of lower asset prices just as the economy shifts into a higher gear? >> one point we think a lot of investors are missing, though, is that the fiscal drag to the economic growth scenario for the u.s. next year becomes far more favorable. >> let's get prospective from phil orlando. phil, as always, good to see you. question number one, is this bull market interrupted or bull market fatally wounded. >> we're just interrupted, tyler. there is no question the sell off was a reaction but the market is missing it. the federal reserve in our view is going to be making a data dependent decision. for them to pull it that's been aggressive for a number of years, they have to believe the economy is ready to grow at 3% or better and they wouldn't pull the accommodation if they felt the economy was weak. so that's a positive, not a negative. >> basically, it seems to me, phil, that what chairman bernanke said yesterday is what he's been saying for months. he did put more sharp points on it but what occurs to me is that the sentiment in the market has changed. a month ago
on whether the economy continues to improve. gone in two days were was last two months of gains in the stock market. for the year stocks are up more than 12%, even if a lot of us have doubts about the health of the economy. >> unemployment needs to be fixed, housing market. >> i'm worried about the economy. >> reporter: what is next? the year is almost half way down. corporate reports will come out soon and experts are nervous, housing recovery, mortgage rates are inching up. >> these stocks will be volatile until we get clarity on what the feds are doing. >> reporter: there is no shortage of opinions even inside the fed itself. jim bullard said the bond buying was inappropriate time. >> i think the fed was purposely trying to take air out of the housing market and stock market. they don't want the stock market going up 20% every six months and house prices rising 10% year after year. >> reporter: they took bernanke at his word, the economy is recovering and a policy charge is a short-term shock to the system. >> we're babying, over medicating this economy. this economy is like a 12-year-old
newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> suarez: the prospects for passage of immigration reform, by a big margin, appeared to brighten considerably today. supporters talked hopefully that they'd met demands for greatly expanded policing of the border with mexico. >> madame speaker, i rise to speak. >> suarez: two republicans went to the senate floor this afternoon to announce a potentially critical compromise on a key sticking point for many in the g.o.p. >> americans want immigration reform, of that there is no doubt. they want us to get it right and that means first and foremost securing the border. >> some people have described this as a bor
. >>> the leaders of the world's wealthiest economies have shared their thoughts on everything from global financial markets to the civil war in syria. but they didn't always agree. the heads of the group of eight nations wrapped up their summit at a resort in northern ireland. they said they would take a tougher stance on money laundering, but offered few specifics. >> we launched negotiations on the biggest bilateral trade deal in history. we agreed a lock earn declaration that has the potential to rewrite the rules on tax and transparency for the benefit of countries right across the world, including the poorest countries of the world. >> the leaders agree that tax authorities in their countries would do more to share information. they want to better track the profits of international corporations to make sure they pay their fair share. they found less common ground on syria. >> it's no secret that there were very different views around the g-8 table. but we all share a vital interest in bringing this conflict to an end, and helping the syrian people to achieve the change they want. >> cameron sa
are noticing changes in the economy so they're planning some changes for themselves. ai uchida joins us from the business desk. what do they see? >> they've seen the housing market improve, consumer confidence, household spending. in fact when the chairman of the u.s. federal reserve looks to the future, ben bernanke likes what he sees ahead for the economy. the central bank has pumped billions into financial markets over the last several years, but bernanke says later this year the fed could begin slowing the pace of stimulus. federal reserve policymakers released a statement after meeting for two days. they decided to continue buying government bonds at the current rate of $85 per month. but bernanke says they could change their tactics as the labor market changes. >> and if the subsequent data remain broadly aligned with our current expectations for the economy, we would continue to reduce the pace of purchases in measured steps through the first half of next year ending purchases around midyear. >> bernanke said the jobless rate should be down to around 7% from the current 7.6% by the ti
reserve had fuelled gapes for months investing billions to get more money 234r0eing through the economy. the central bankers suggested that if the recovery continued, they could scale back investments. ben bernanke said they would evaluate threats and believe the risk for the economy have diminished. investors don't like what nay are hearing. they fell by about 3%. and they are hoping for more stability to close out the week. managers at japan's biggest banks have their own executives at bank of tokyo ufj agreed to pay $250 million to regulators in new york. they transferred billions to countries facing u.s. sanctions. they moved $100 billion to iran, myanmar and sudan in violation of new york state law. between 2002 and 2007 they carried out about 28,000 such transactio transactions. managers instructed employees to strip information from wire transfer messages that could identify countries and people subject to international sanctions. bank officials say they have been working since 2007 to meet obligations. they said in a statement that they are cooperating with the regulators. u.s.
december kay and economies die." >> while we spend a lot of times talking about how poor economies can improve their institutions to get richer, we don't talk about how richntries can get poorer. >> rose: we conclude with george packer. his book is called "the unwinding: an inner history of the new america." >> i the book appeals to people who are of different political persuasions who say "that's it. that's what life in america has been this past generation. it's been a time of winners and losers, of old institutions that used to support middle-class people eroding and instead a kind -- a landscape where people are on their own and some people do very well and some people do not and the ties that have held us together as a people seem to be getting looser. >> rose: naill ferguson and george packer when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. ferguson is here. his new book is called "great degeneration: how institutions decay and economies die." in his book he argues that the west is in decline and he examines th
is in cities and metropolitan contraries because these are the engines of the economy, centers of trade and investment. top 100 metros so only one ace of the land mast, two-thirds of the population, three quarters of the gdp and on every indicator that matters, infrastructure and human capital and innovation. 75, 80, 85, 90% of the nations share. there really is no american economy. what we have is a network of metro economies and they're now stepping up and doing the hard work. >> but at the same time we all know that some of the toughest economic challenges are the state and local level. >> absolutely. but the great thing about metropolitan areas is they're not just governments. you know, the federal government is a government. state governments are government, metropolitan areas are networks. and we see that these networks are finding really creative and beneficial ways. >> rose: networks between what? >> networks of different companies, different philanthropic groups, different individuals, all coming together. they have loose or tight connections. and they can fund things more-- in
the measures taken by the u.s., eurozone and japan helped reduce risks to the global economy. economic activity and employment in most advanced nations have yet to recover. they also referred to the policies and challenges of certain countries. they said japan's economic growth will be supported by short-term fiscal stimulus and easing and the strategy for boosting sector investments. the leaders said japan will need to compile a medium term plan to improve the fiscal standing. prime minister abe announced other g 8 leaders said japan's economic recovery was positive for the global economy. >> translator: i told the other leaders that japan needed drastic measures like my three hours to call the country out on deflation. and the figures for production, consumption, and the job market have already improved. i told them we need to promote more growth strategies. the leaders approached me with various opinions, but i won their approval regarding japan's economic policies. >> u.s. markets ended higher after upbeat housing data boosted sentiments later today on tuesday. the dow jones gained nearly 3
. rohani called for moderation and for reviving iran's economy. in recent years, international sanctions aimed at rean's nuclear program helped fuel rising inflation and high unemployment. rohani presided over nuclear talks with the west between 2003 and 2005. but today the president elect was not support ceasing iranian enrichment. >> we will make nuclear talks more active. this is a problem. solution to the nuclear problem is just talks. neither threats nor sanctions will work. >> ifill: he left open the door to improving relations with the united states. >> the problem complicated and difficult. there's an old wound that should be dealt with with prudence. of course we are not seeking tension or increase can the tension. common sense says our two countries should think about the future more than the past. >> u.s. officials cautiously welcomed rohani's victory but state department spokeswoman said the obama administration wants to see more. >> we look forward to him and are hopeful that he will fulfill the campaign promises he made to the iranian people such as expanding personal
economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> by bp. >> and by at&t. >> and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: it could be a breakthrough moment in the longest conflict in american history. u.s. and afghan peace negotiators are going to sit down with the militants who've been battling american troops since 2001. after 12 years of war, senior u.s. officials now say direct talks with the taliban are scheduled to begin within the next few days. the news came as president obama wound up a meeting with french with the at the g8 summit in northern ireland. the president said that the taliban must come prepared to make concessions. >> including the taliban is going to need to accept an afghan constitution that pronounces against violence is committed to
. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: the federal reserve painted a brighter picture of the economy today. the central bank estimated unemployment will fall a little faster than expected this year and next. chairman ben bernanke said that means the fed may start scaling back its stimulus efforts later this year. he promised it will come in measured steps, to reassure investors. >> we are in a more complex type of situation, but we are determined to be as clear as we can, and we hope that you are and your listeners and the markets will all be able to follow what we're saying. >> sreenivasan: bernanke's words did little to reassure wall street today. stocks fell sharply on fears that if the fed curtails its bond-buying program, interest rates will rise and growth will slow. the dow jones industrial average lost 206 points to close at 15,112. the nasdaq fell nearly 39 points to close at 3,443. the internal revenue service is taking new fire-- this time over plans to pay bonuses to employees. republican senator chuck grassley of iowa said it comes to $70 million, despite a white house d
the detention facility at guantanamo bay, cuba. the latest data on the u.s. economy left something to be desired today. factory output barely rose in may, and consumer sentiment fell in june. wall street reacted with a friday sell-off. the dow jones industrial average lost nearly 106 points to close at 15,70. the nasdaq fell nearly 22 points to close at 3,423. for the week, both the dow and the nasdaq lost more than 1%. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: today the city of detroit, and its creditors, were presented with a series of painful options. retired city workers were warned of significant cuts in pensions and health insurance and creditors were told the city won't be able to pay them back. the day started with an announcement that the government already defaulted on some debt. it got worse from there. ray suarez has the story. >> make the banks pay. >> suarez: a handful of protesters picketed outside the westin hotel this morning, while inside, detroit's emergency manager kevyn orr laid out a last-ditch plan to 150 creditors to accept pennies on the
, the economy's going to try to do a lot of things, which is one open up our doors to people, for example, in harlem which is right around the corner from me. so it would be nice to have some of these great young athletes instead of playing basketball, for example, or football, that they choose tennis. and that there's a means and a ways possibly that they could get themselves from doing something possibly not good to possibly doing something great for their country. >> rose: and one of the great golf writers around, jaime diaz, talks about the u.s. open at marion. >> and tiger used to do it better than anyone. just like jordan would do it at the end of the game. that was allure and tiger had that allure. he still has it but he's been fighting himself to some extent and he hasn't been able to do it at a major and that's the ult mast test and that's the thing he lived for. drama now is seeie can do that again. rumsfeld. he calls it "rumsfeld's rules." >> and the greatest risk of people not measuring and not knowing progress, not having metrics is in nonprofits and government. because in bu
and internationally. but we've talking about the two biggest economies in the world. we have to get this relationship right and china does need to be a stakeholder and i think they recognize that but, look, but they have achieved such rapid growth and grown so fast, almost on steroids that there's a part of them that still thinks of themselves as this poor country that's got all these problems. the united states is the big cheese out there trying to dictate things, perhaps trying to contain our rise. so i think what you're seeing is maybe the desire to continue not to be responsible, not to be a full stakeholder, work the international system on something like trade or intellectual property rights. get as much as they can and be free writers and let the united states worry about the big hassles and problems. at the same time, a growing nationalist pride where they say we're big, too, and we should be seen as equals on the world stage and what we're saying to them is you can't pick and choose. you can't have all the rights of a major world power but none of the responsibilities. and if you accept both
not only these philanthropic activities but also his look at the economy and his look at the alternative investment world. so welcome. >> good to be here. >> rose: let me start with the chinese scholars program. is it your hope to do something like cecil rows did with the rhodes scholarship. >> absolutely. what he was doing was a little bit defendant he was taking people from the british empire fundmentally plus america and sending them to oxford. he started his scholarship in 1920 which reflected the 19th century. >> rose: what are you trying to do. >> i'm trying to be in the 21st century using the same model of attracting terrific kids who finished college for a year in graduate school. these are kids that are going to be successful anyhow. what we're trying to do is create a group of future leaders, thought leaders from around the world. so we're going to have 45% americans, 20% chinese, and 35% from the rest of the world, from the top 20. >> rose: from latin america, from europe, from africa, from whatever. >> absolutely. and then what we're trying to do is introduce them to china
of the $72 trillion global economy are meeting to discuss a whole array of issues. that set by the agenda of david cameron. key nations such as the united states, russia and japan are all here to discuss trade issues, there are great hopes of a trade deal between europe and the united states that could be worth up to $100 billion in the united states. we're going to be talking about tax avoidance issues which could have ramifications for companies such as amazon and google. those companies say we are abiding by the laws of those countries. elsewhere the whole syrian issue overriding a lot of talks. there's a big dispute between president putin of russia and the rest of the g8 nations about what to do. president obama said to me earlier today, the talks had been excellent between himself and russia. there appears to be an opinion about how to resolve this crisis. for nightly business report, i'm steve sedgwick. >> in another bit of international diplomacy. the european union is likely to approve the plan without any conditions. the $10 billion deal would combine the owner of the new york s
? >> brazil has made enormous progress over the last ten or 15 years. the economy is in far more stable and a much better place than it was before. but what's happened now over the last two or three years is that we've seen a sharp slowdown in growth and an uptick in inflation. and i think those two things combined have fed through into frustration, a broader frustration that people have learned and have appreciated and have come to understand the benefits of having an economic stability. they see where the country should be going and they have had a taste for a bit of equality, a bit more of an improvement in quality of life and now they're concerned that they're going away. that that is slipping out of their hands. >> warner: and why has the hosting of the world cup, what, a year from now, and the olympics become such a sort of rallying cry of this protest? >> well, i think we have to remember that these protests have by coincidence come at the same time as a warmup tournament for next year's world cup. it's called the confederations cup. these enormous stadiums that were built to hos
. with the way the health care system is, one-seventh -- one-sixth of our economy i could never be a nurse, i can't look at a paper cut i pass out. god bless beam who do it. i don't think more government is the answer. >> or grants? >> i would like to see another stud rewhere those grants are. i don't want that -- >> got to give -- government has to spend food stamps now find nursing. eventually margaret thatcher said you run out of other people's money. we have to decide what is most important. >> do you agree? >> absolutely. let's be honest about what's going on here, we have structural sexism going on and i don't have any easy answers to solve it. my family has done it's part. both my sisters have done their part. >> you have definitely contributed to the lack -- you have push the down the nursing shortage we thank you very much for that. >> you're welcome. >> that's it for this edition of "to the contrary." please follow me on twitter @bonnieerbe and @tothecontrary and visit our website, pbs.org/tothecontrary, where the discussion continues. whether you agree or think, to the contrary, please
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